RPI Invitational Tournament

Hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. All games played at the Houston Field House in Troy, New York, known as the RPI Field House prior to 1978 (Tournaments #1-27).

Many names were used to describe this tournament, such as:

RPI Invitational Tournament
Rensselaer Invitational Tournament
RPI Invitational Christmas Tournament
RPI Christmas Tournament
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament (the final name)

With corporate sponsorship the names were:

Rensselaer/Marine Midland Bank Holiday Tournament (#45-48)
Rensselaer/HSBC Holiday Tournament (#49-53)
Rensselaer/Bank of America Holiday Tournament (#54-56)

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Champions

TOURNAMENT SEASON CHAMPION
1 1951-52 Brown
2 1952-53 Princeton
3 1953-54 St. Francis Xavier
4 1954-55 Toronto
5 1955-56 Minnesota
6 1956-57 Michigan Tech
7 1957-58 RPI
8 1958-59 Michigan State
9 1959-60 North Dakota
10 1960-61 RPI
11 1961-62 Michigan
12 1962-63 Minnesota
13 1963-64 RPI
14 1964-65 Minnesota-Duluth
15 1965-66 Western Ontario
16 1966-67 Michigan
17 1967-68 McMaster
18 1968-69 Waterloo
19 1969-70 Providence
20 1970-71 Wisconsin
21 1971-72 Clarkson
22 1972-73 Minnesota-Duluth
23 1973-74 Boston University
24 1974-75 Northeastern
25 1975-76 Providence
26 1976-77 RPI
27 1977-78 RPI
28 1978-79 St. Lawrence
29 1979-80 Western Michigan
30 1980-81 Maine
31 1981-82 St. Lawrence
32 1982-83 RPI
33 1983-84 RPI
34 1984-85 RPI
35 1985-86 RPI
36 1986-87 Ferris State
37 1987-88 RPI
38 1988-89 Providence
39 1989-90 RPI
40 1990-91 RPI
41 1991-92 St. Lawrence
42 1992-93 Providence
43 1993-94 RPI
44 1994-95 Maine
45 1995-96 Clarkson
46 1996-97 RPI
47 1997-98 Lake Superior
48 1998-99 RPI
49 1999-00 Providence
50 2000-01 St. Lawrence
51 2001-02 RPI
52 2002-03 Merrimack
53 2003-04 Northeastern
54 2004-05 Air Force
55 2005-06 Nebraska-Omaha
56 2006-07 Niagara
57 2007-08 Notre Dame
58 2008-09 Mercyhurst
59 2009-10 Union
60 2010-11 RPI

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Tournaments

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1951-52 (#1)

CHAMPION: Brown

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
St. Patrick's 3, Dartmouth 1
Loyola 7, MIT 0
Brown 10, Williams 1
RPI 6, Harvard 2
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Harvard 13, Williams 0
Dartmouth 4, MIT 0
Brown 5, RPI 0
St. Patrick's 5, Loyola 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Williams 4, MIT 2
RPI 7, Loyola 3
Harvard 2, Dartmouth 1 (ot)
Brown 5, St. Patrick's 3

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1952-53 (#2)

CHAMPION: Princeton

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
Princeton 4, Yale 2
RPI 5, St. Patrick's 4
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2
Princeton 6, St. Patrick's 4
Yale 4, RPI 2
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
St. Patrick's 5, Yale 4
RPI 5, Princeton 4

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1953-54 (#3)

CHAMPION: St. Francis Xavier

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
St. Francis Xavier 5, Princeton 3
RPI 5, Brown 1
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
St. Francis Xavier 8, Brown 1
RPI 5, Princeton 0
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Brown 2, Princeton 1
St. Francis Xavier 4, RPI 1

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1954-55 (#4)

CHAMPION: Toronto

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
St. Francis Xavier 3, Yale 1
Toronto 3, RPI 1
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
Toronto 3, St. Francis Xavier 1
RPI 2, Yale 2
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1
Toronto 3, Yale 2
RPI 3, St. Francis Xavier 3

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1955-56 (#5)

CHAMPION: Minnesota

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Minnesota 6, Loyola 2
RPI 3, Princeton 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
Minnesota 10, Princeton 1
RPI 6, Loyola 4
MONDAY, JANUARY 2
Princeton 4, Loyola 2
Minnesota 5, RPI 3

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1956-57 (#6)

CHAMPION: Michigan Tech

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Michigan Tech 2, McGill 2
RPI 2, Laval 2
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Michigan Tech 9, Laval 6
McGill 3, RPI 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
McGill 6, Laval 4
Michigan Tech 6, RPI 4

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1957-58 (#7)

CHAMPION: RPI

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
New Brunswick 7, Yale 3
RPI 4, Brown 1
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
Brown 6, New Brunswick 0
RPI 6, Yale 4
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
Yale 4, Brown 4
RPI 3, New Brunswick 3

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1958-59 (#8)

CHAMPION: Michigan State

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
Michigan State 11, Brown 3
RPI 6, Princeton 2
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2
Michigan State 7, Princeton 4
RPI 8, Brown 1
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
Brown 4, Princeton 1
Michigan State 10, RPI 3

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1959-60 (#9)

CHAMPION: North Dakota

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
North Dakota 5, Montreal 1
RPI 4, Yale 2
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
North Dakota 15, Yale 0
Montreal 4, RPI 3
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Montreal 6, Yale 5
North Dakota 8, RPI 3

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1960-61 (#10)

CHAMPION: RPI

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
New Brunswick 8, Princeton 1
RPI 5, Harvard 3
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Harvard 4, New Brunswick 4
RPI 11, Princeton 3
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Harvard 6, Princeton 1
RPI 4, New Brunswick 1

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1961-62 (#11)

CHAMPION: Michigan

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
Michigan 4, Yale 3
RPI 6, McGill 3
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Michigan 10, McGill 1
RPI 3, Yale 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
McGill 8, Yale 2
Michigan 8, RPI 3

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1962-63 (#12)

CHAMPION: Minnesota

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Minnesota 5, Providence 4
McMaster 8, RPI 3
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Minnesota 5, McMaster 1
RPI 3, Providence 3
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
McMaster 6, Providence 2
Minnesota 6, RPI 3

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1963-64 (#13)

CHAMPION: RPI

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
Loyola 5, Yale 4
Cornell 5, RPI 3
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
Yale 5, Cornell 2
RPI 5, Loyola 3
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
Cornell 5, Loyola 1
RPI 7, Yale 3

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1964-65 (#14)

CHAMPION: Minnesota-Duluth

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
Minnesota-Duluth 10, Colgate 3
McGill 5, RPI 4
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Minnesota-Duluth 10, McGill 1
RPI 8, Colgate 6
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
McGill 3, Colgate 1
Minnesota-Duluth 9, RPI 2

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1965-66 (#15)

CHAMPION: Western Ontario

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Western Ontario 9, Middlebury 0
Bowdoin 5, RPI 3
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Western Ontario 9, Bowdoin 5
RPI 5, Middlebury 4
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Bowdoin 4, Middlebury 2
Western Ontario 11, RPI 1

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1966-67 (#16)

CHAMPION: Michigan

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Michigan 13, New Brunswick 3
Colgate 6, RPI 1
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Michigan 9, Colgate 1
RPI 5, New Brunswick 2
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Colgate 6, New Brunswick 3
RPI 6, Michigan 6

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1967-68 (#17)

CHAMPION: McMaster

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
Michigan Tech 5, McMaster 3
RPI 7, Yale 4
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Michigan Tech 5, Yale 3
McMaster 10, RPI 6
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
McMaster 6, Yale 4
RPI 4, Michigan Tech 3

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1968-69 (#18)

CHAMPION: Waterloo

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
Waterloo 11, Ohio University 0
RPI 5, Army 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Waterloo 9, Army 2
RPI 7, Ohio University 1
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29
Army 9, Ohio University 4
Waterloo 8, RPI 5

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1969-70 (#19)

CHAMPION: Providence

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2
Providence 3, Montreal 2
RPI 5, Bowling Green 4
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
Montreal 6, Bowling Green 4
Providence 2, RPI 1
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4
Providence 5, Bowling Green 2
RPI 6, Montreal 3

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1970-71 (#20)

CHAMPION: Wisconsin

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Western Ontario 3, Wisconsin 2
RPI 8, Northeastern 2
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
Wisconsin 14, Northeastern 3
RPI 5, Western Ontario 2
MONDAY, JANUARY 4
Western Ontario 2, Northeastern 1
Wisconsin 6, RPI 1

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1971-72 (#21)

CHAMPION: Clarkson

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Clarkson 9, New Brunswick 3
RPI 2, Ohio University 1
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
RPI 4, New Brunswick 3
Clarkson 8, Ohio University 2
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Ohio University 5, New Brunswick 4
Clarkson 4, RPI 1

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1972-73 (#22)

CHAMPION: Minnesota-Duluth

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
Minnesota-Duluth 5, Providence 4
RPI 7, Carleton 5
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Minnesota-Duluth 9, Carleton 2
RPI 4, Providence 1
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
Providence 8, Carleton 1
Minnesota-Duluth 3, RPI 2

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1973-74 (#23)

CHAMPION: Boston University

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Boston University 3, Dartmouth 1
RPI 5, Ohio State 5
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Boston University 6, Ohio State 5
Dartmouth 5, RPI 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Dartmouth 3, Ohio State 3
RPI 8, Boston University 2

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1974-75 (#24)

CHAMPION: Northeastern

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
Bowling Green 6, Sir George Williams 3
Northeastern 6, RPI 3
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Northeastern 6, Sir George Williams 2
Bowling Green 6, RPI 5
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29
Bowling Green 4, Northeastern 4
RPI 7, Sir George Williams 4

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1975-76 (#25)

CHAMPION: Providence

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27
Providence 4, Northeastern 0
RPI 6, Princeton 3
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
Providence 9, Princeton 2
RPI 5, Northeastern 2
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
Princeton 6, Northeastern 6
RPI 3, Providence 3

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1976-77 (#26)

CHAMPION: RPI

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Yale 5, Pennsylvania 3
RPI 5, Clarkson 2
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Clarkson 12, Pennsylvania 3
RPI 9, Yale 7
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Clarkson 8, Yale 3
RPI 5, Pennsylvania 4

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1977-78 (#27)

CHAMPION: RPI

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Ohio State 5, McGill 2
RPI 8, St. Mary's 4
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Ohio State 10, St. Mary's 7
RPI 8, McGill 0
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
St. Mary's 8, McGill 3
RPI 5, Ohio State 5

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1978-79 (#28)

CHAMPION: St. Lawrence

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
Princeton 6, Air Force 3
St. Lawrence 5, RPI 2
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Princeton 2, St. Lawrence 2
RPI 7, Air Force 3
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
St. Lawrence 4, Air Force 3
RPI 9, Princeton 4

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1979-80 (#29)

CHAMPION: Western Michigan

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Western Ontario 5, Northeastern 3
Western Michigan 4, RPI 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Western Michigan 4, Northeastern 2
RPI 7, Western Ontario 5
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
Western Michigan 5, Western Ontario 5
Northeastern 8, RPI 4

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1980-81 (#30)

CHAMPION: Maine

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27
Maine 12, Holy Cross 2
RPI 11, Vasby 3
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
Maine 12, Vasby 2
RPI 11, Holy Cross 2
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
Vasby 6, Holy Cross 4
Maine 5, RPI 3

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1981-82 (#31)

CHAMPION: St. Lawrence

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
St. Lawrence 7, North Dakota 5
Brown 4, RPI 3
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
North Dakota 5, RPI 4
St. Lawrence 10, Brown 2

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1982-83 (#32)

CHAMPION: RPI

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Lowell 7, Bowling Green 3
RPI 8, Brown 4
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Bowling Green 7, Brown 4
RPI 8, Lowell 6

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1983-84 (#33)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Lowell 6, Northern Arizona 5
RPI 5, Yale 4
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
Northern Arizona 4, Yale 2
RPI 6, Lowell 4

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1984-85 (#34)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Toronto 6, Ferris State 3
RPI 9, Miami 1
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Miami 4, Ferris State 1
RPI 4, Toronto 2

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1985-86 (#35)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Lake Superior 5, Alaska-Anchorage 3
RPI 4, RIT 2
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
RIT 10, Alaska-Anchorage 5
RPI 3, Lake Superior 2

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1986-87 (#36)

CHAMPION: Ferris State

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ferris State 5, Merrimack 4
Alaska-Fairbanks 5, RPI 4
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Merrimack 2, RPI 0
Ferris State 5, Alaska-Fairbanks 4 (ot)

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1987-88 (#37)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
McGill 3, U.S. International 2
RPI 7, Holy Cross 1
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Holy Cross 7, U.S. International 3
RPI 8, McGill 3

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1988-89 (#38)

CHAMPION: Providence

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Providence 5, Air Force 3
RPI 6, Notre Dame 0
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Air Force 7, Notre Dame 5
Providence 2, RPI 1 (ot)

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1989-90 (#39)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Merrimack 6, Brown 4
RPI 8, Union 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
Union 3, Brown 2
RPI 6, Merrimack 3

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1990-91 (#40)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Western Ontario 2, Alaska-Fairbanks 1 (ot)
RPI 12, Union 4
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Union 5, Alaska-Fairbanks 2
RPI 5, Western Ontario 4

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1991-92 (#41)

CHAMPION: St. Lawrence

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
St. Lawrence 4, Northeastern 1
RPI 6, Union 4
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Northeastern 8, Union 5
St. Lawrence 4, RPI 1

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1992-93 (#42)

CHAMPION: Providence

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Providence 4, Clarkson 3 (ot)
RPI 5, Massachusetts-Lowell 3
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
Clarkson 3, Massachusetts-Lowell 1
Providence 5, RPI 4 (ot)

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1993-94 (#43)

CHAMPION: RPI

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Massachusetts-Lowell 6, Army 2
RPI 12, Mount Allison 1
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Army 3, Mount Allison 2
RPI 11, Massachusetts-Lowell 3

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1994-95 (#44)

CHAMPION: Maine

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Maine 5, Miami 3
RPI 7, Merrimack 4
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Merrimack 4, Miami 2
Maine 8, RPI 5

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1995-96 (#45)

CHAMPION: Clarkson

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Clarkson 4, Providence 3
Illinois-Chicago 5, RPI 4
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
Providence 3, RPI 2
Clarkson 4, Illinois-Chicago 2

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1996-97 (#46)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
Brown 5, Bowling Green 4 (ot)
RPI 9, Massachusetts 5
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Massachusetts 5, Bowling Green 4
RPI 6, Brown 3

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1997-98 (#47)

CHAMPION: Lake Superior

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
Lake Superior 5, Yale 0
RPI 4, Army 0
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30
Yale 3, Army 2
Lake Superior 3, RPI 1

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1998-99 (#48)

CHAMPION: RPI

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
Minnesota-Duluth 4, Union 2
RPI 6, Merrimack 5 (ot)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Merrimack 4, Union 1
RPI 4, Minnesota-Duluth 1

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1999-00 (#49)

CHAMPION: Providence

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Providence 3, Union 1
RPI 3, Bowling Green 2
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Bowling Green 5, Union 4 (ot)
Providence 5, RPI 3

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2000-01 (#50)

CHAMPION: St. Lawrence

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
St. Lawrence 6, Notre Dame 3
Northeastern 3, RPI 2 (ot)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
RPI 6, Notre Dame 2
St. Lawrence 4, Northeastern 3

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2001-02 (#51)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Massachusetts 4, Niagara 0
RPI 5, Quinnipiac 4 (ot)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Niagara 7, Quinnipiac 6
RPI 3, Massachusetts 2 (ot)

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2002-03 (#52)

CHAMPION: Merrimack

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Wayne State 7, Princeton 0
Merrimack 2, RPI 1
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29
Princeton 4, RPI 3
Merrimack 4, Wayne State 1

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2003-04 (#53)

CHAMPION: Northeastern

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
Northeastern 6, Colgate 4
Mercyhurst 3, RPI 2
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
Colgate 2, RPI 1
Northeastern 7, Mercyhurst 5

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2004-05 (#54)

CHAMPION: Air Force

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Air Force 3, Sacred Heart 2 (ot)
RPI 2, Robert Morris 0
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Robert Morris 4, Sacred Heart 2
Air Force 1, RPI 0

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2005-06 (#55)

CHAMPION: Nebraska-Omaha

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Nebraska-Omaha 4, Providence 2
Holy Cross 3, RPI 2
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
RPI 3, Providence 2
Nebraska-Omaha 6, Holy Cross 1

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2006-07 (#56)

CHAMPION: Niagara

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Colgate 4, Ohio State 2
Niagara 5, RPI 3
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
RPI 5, Ohio State 5 (ot, RPI won shootout 5-4)
Niagara 3, Colgate 1

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2007-08 (#57)

CHAMPION: Notre Dame

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Notre Dame 4, Alabama-Huntsville 1
RPI 1, American International 1 (ot, RPI won shootout 2-1)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Alabama-Huntsville 5, American International 3
Notre Dame 4, RPI 3

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2008-09 (#58)

CHAMPION: Mercyhurst

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Princeton 5, Northeastern 3
Mercyhurst 4, RPI 1
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Mercyhurst 6, Princeton 4
Northeastern 5, RPI 1

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2009-10 (#59)

CHAMPION: Union

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Union 0, Lake Superior 0 (ot, Union won shootout 1-0)
RPI 5, Bentley 2
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Bentley 2, Lake Superior 2 (ot, Bentley won shootout 2-0)
Union 5, RPI 4 (ot)

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2010-11 (#60)

CHAMPION: RPI

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Bowling Green 5, Alabama-Huntsville 1
RPI 6, Connecticut 5
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Alabama-Huntsville 6, Connecticut 2
RPI 3, Bowling Green 2 (ot)